Martha Fitzgerald

Events Director

Martha Fitzgerald

office: 501-224-7171

Where did you grow up?

Little Rock – near Hall High, so I am a true “mid-towner”. When my parents moved there in 1954 it was literally the western edge of Little Rock.

What was your first job ever?

I worked as an engineering intern for AP&L (Entergy) one summer in high school. It was quite boring.

What do you enjoy most about your job at Fellowship?

The people and learning new things

If you attended college, where did you go?

University of Virginia – I studied linguistics. When I started there it was transitioning from an all-male school to co-ed. I was in only the second class of women accepted. Then I went to Vanderbilt for a Master’s in Speech Pathology.

Tell us about your personal life! Family, hobbies, etc.

Four grown kids, no grandkids. I love being outside – I run, cycle, garden, hike. I like science, to read and to knit/embroider and do a bit of calligraphy. Most of all I love just to hang out with family and friends.

What’s your favorite food?

Tough one. I am kind of a foodie. I would say ice cream and almost any kind of fresh fruit, but especially strawberries and peaches. It would be true to say I don’t like okra. My mom’s boiled okra ruined that vegetable for me.

When/how did you begin your relationship with Jesus Christ?

It was a process. I grew up in a Christian home and a good, Bible-teaching church. Baptized at 8 years old, and God has been teaching me and growing me ever since – even through rebellious, doubting seasons.

What’s one thing about you that others would be surprised to know?

I am not sure there is anything surprising about me….I work sudoku puzzles to put myself to sleep. They help me quiet my brain, but I get ink stains on my sheets. Visiting all the National Parks is on my bucket list – well maybe not the cemetery in New Orleans or the Everglades – I don’t care for swampy places.